Manzanita Elementary School

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    I am honored to serve as your Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 school year.  Prior to coming to Manzanita, I was an Assistant Principal at Barrel Springs, Learning Support Teacher (LST) at the both the district office and school site, as well as, an elementary school teacher. Even though I have left the classroom as a teacher, I still view myself as an educator for all students. As a dedicated, resourceful, and innovative educator, I strive to establish an atmosphere built on trust and rapport so that students will be engaged and motivated to reach their potential. 

    It is my desire to foster critical thinking and facilitate the acquisition of life-long learning skills in all of our students.  It is my belief that all students, with the help of the right tools and innovative strategies, have the ability to learn.  It is my desire to make a positive difference in the lives of all of our students and help them recognize the value education as both enjoyable and worthwhile.

    I hold a Bachelors and Masters of Art degree in Education, and am in my final year of the Doctoral Program focusing on Educational Leadership from California State University Northridge.


    Stacy Wenzel, MA

    Assistant Principal